Join us in welcoming back Kathy Kirk in her fifth year as Head Coach of the Merrimack Maniacs. Kathy grew up in the Washington, DC area and dove with the Montgomery Dive Club for 6 years competing on the J.O. Circuit, as well as diving in the summer for Tallyho. She then attended and dove for Princeton, returning in the summers to continue coaching for Tallyho. Kathy went on to attend Cornell Medical School and begin her medical career and is now a practicing gastroenterologist in Chevy Chase. When she is not at the pool, Kathy is spending lots of time with her daughter Caroline.

Allie Schwalb returns for her third year as an Assistant Coach and her 11th season of diving for Merrimack Pool. She is a recent graduate from Wilson High School and will be attending Duke University this fall. When she’s not at the pool, Allie works at a clothing store and tutors in math and enjoys hiking and playing sports.

Caroline LaPlante returns for her second year as an Assistant Coach at Merrimack after three years coaching at Mohican. Caroline is a senior at Walt Whitman High School where she is a Varsity Cheerleader, diver, and gymnast. Caroline has been diving for eleven years and competes with the MDC National Team. She looks forward to another great year at Merrimack! When she’s not in the water, she enjoys reading, hiking, and spending time outdoors. Caroline will be diving for Colgate University in the Fall.

We are happy to welcome Cameron Jones as a new junior assistant coach this year. Cameron was a volunteer coach with our team last year and we are happy that he is joining us in an official capacity this season. Cameron is a rising junior at Walt Whitman High School. Cameron has been diving for Merrimack since he was 8 years old. He enjoys working with kids and is looking forward to teaching them how to dive. In addition to diving, he plays soccer for his high school as well as travel soccer and recreational basketball. He is excited to be joining us as a coach and is looking forward to a great dive season!

Kerrie Bouker serves as our dive representative and handles all the administrative and financial aspects of the team. Dive Team Questions? Contact Kerrie Bouker or 202-210-9611.